Employees just love drinks outside the office, survey finds

Higher job satisfaction linked to social events outside work hours • Most satisfied employees have been working with their employer for more than 10 years or less than a year

Out of office social events are a source of satisfaction for employees
Out of office social events are a source of satisfaction for employees

Holding social events outside work hours and performance related bonuses are two benefits important for employee satisfaction, new research suggests.

The findings come from a survey conducted by Konnekt, a private jobs agency, which asked what makes a great workplace.

Flexible and remote working options came in third, followed by a mobile allowance.

Most desirable workplace benefits, according to a survey done by Konnekt
Most desirable workplace benefits, according to a survey done by Konnekt

The survey found that 44% of individuals change jobs because they are offered a better salary and benefits package or because they are unsatisfied with the company’s management and culture.

Konnekt surveyed 399 people and the results were weighted by age based on the National Statistics Office Labour Force Survey.

The findings showed that 13% of the workforce was in their current job for more than 10 years while another 7% between 5 and 10 years.

But job-hopping seems to be the prevalent trend with 28% having been in their current job for less than six months and another 28% between one and three years. Another 19% have been in their job between six months and one year.

The most satisfied employees had either been working with their current employer for less than a year, or for more than 10 years.

When asked about the pay, 46.5% of individuals surveyed felt they should be paid more than they currently earn.

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